Miracle of Play

My Haiku today was inspired by the heartwarming story of a polar bear and sled dog that played together daily for over a week. A video of this can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE-Nyt4Bmi8

Polar bear and dog

enemies on arctic snow

playful miracle

4 thoughts on “Miracle of Play

  1. Karen says:

    Love the video Mary

    • mincs1 says:

      Karen, when I first read about the interaction that took place between a hungry bear and a sled dog. I couldn’t believe it. I was thrilled to find the video. Brian LaDoone, the musher, thought his dog, Hudson, would be killed as he watched the polar bear approach. LaDoone has spent a great deal of time in Canada’s north and by the polar bear’s appearance he judged it to be very hungry. As the bear neared Hudson he didn’t bark or flee but wagged his tail and bowed in a classic play signal. LaDoone said he was astonished that the bear responded to the dog’s invitation.

  2. Cat says:

    Lovely haiku and the video is amazing

    • mincs1 says:

      Thanks, Cat!
      This is such an amazing story. One of the men who witnessed it first hand asked, “How can two species that generally don’t interact peacefully read each other’s intentions well enough to roughhouse and play fight?”
      I think humans can learn a lot from these animals! šŸ™‚

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